Maki Kawakita on Strobist

Written by Ron Egatz on . Posted in Hot Photography, Lighting Tips, Portrait Photography

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Writer Irwin Wong has a new post on the popular off-camera flash blog Strobist. It chronicles a 2009 photo shoot by Maki Kawakita, a commercial photographer based in both Tokyo and New York.

Kawakita shot the Japanese rock band Glay in a Yokohama hotel with a many lights, colored and not. Wong goes into considerable detail on how two shots were put together. One utilized six Profoto Pro-7a units, the other a whopping twelve.

Profoto reflectors were also used. Kawakita is all about saturation, as you can see above. Full details are available in the Strobist post itself.

Currently at work on a book of self-portraits, Kawakita’s work can be found at her site.

Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

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TYR DIVERS ARCHIVE Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

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I caught up with Tim Tadder of Solana Beach, California, and the first thing I asked him about was why former Bush advisor Karl Rove called Tadder “the Light Gangster.” It turned out to be an exclusive, as Tadder says he’s never told anyone else where the moniker came from.

This particular light gangster went through a period of shooting a lot of “gritty, urban, and rough characters,” he explains. “Most of my images live on outdoor billboards and these things where lots of people congregate, but those places are sort of textured and gritty and dirty.” In a mirthful moment, Tadder and his assistants put together business cards reflecting this type of shooting he was doing at the time, and Light Gangster was one eight job titles he gave himself. Rove thought it appropriate.

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Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

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TYR DIVERS ARCHIVE Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

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I caught up with Tim Tadder of Solana Beach, California, and the first thing I asked him about was why former Bush advisor Karl Rove called Tadder “the Light Gangster.” It turned out to be an exclusive, as Tadder says he’s never told anyone else where the moniker came from.

This particular light gangster went through a period of shooting a lot of “gritty, urban, and rough characters,” he explains. “Most of my images live on outdoor billboards and these things where lots of people congregate, but those places are sort of textured and gritty and dirty.” In a mirthful moment, Tadder and his assistants put together business cards reflecting this type of shooting he was doing at the time, and Light Gangster was one eight job titles he gave himself. Rove thought it appropriate.

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Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

Written by Ron Egatz on . Posted in Hot Photography, Sports Photography

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TYR DIVERS ARCHIVE Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

©Tim Tadder

I caught up with Tim Tadder of Solana Beach, California, and the first thing I asked him about was why former Bush advisor Karl Rove called Tadder “the Light Gangster.” It turned out to be an exclusive, as Tadder says he’s never told anyone else where the moniker came from.

This particular light gangster went through a period of shooting a lot of “gritty, urban, and rough characters,” he explains. “Most of my images live on outdoor billboards and these things where lots of people congregate, but those places are sort of textured and gritty and dirty.” In a mirthful moment, Tadder and his assistants put together business cards reflecting this type of shooting he was doing at the time, and Light Gangster was one eight job titles he gave himself. Rove thought it appropriate.

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Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

Written by DC Chavez on . Posted in Hot Photography, Sports Photography

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TYR DIVERS ARCHIVE Tim Tadder, Light Gangster

©Tim Tadder

I caught up with Tim Tadder of Solana Beach, California, and the first thing I asked him about was why former Bush advisor Karl Rove called Tadder “the Light Gangster.” It turned out to be an exclusive, as Tadder says he’s never told anyone else where the moniker came from.

This particular light gangster went through a period of shooting a lot of “gritty, urban, and rough characters,” he explains. “Most of my images live on outdoor billboards and these things where lots of people congregate, but those places are sort of textured and gritty and dirty.” In a mirthful moment, Tadder and his assistants put together business cards reflecting this type of shooting he was doing at the time, and Light Gangster was one eight job titles he gave himself. Rove thought it appropriate.

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